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Essex, Wakes Colne

Sold - Freehold - Ref: P187

FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY Freehold with vacant possession on completion.


Lot 1- £130,000

Lot 2 - £170,000

Lot 3 - £170,000

Whole - £450,000

Situation/Location The property is located in a superb quiet rural location to the North West of the village of Fordham. This is a popular area for equestrian units.

The site has excellent rail links nearby with Marks Tey Station approximately 4.5 miles away with a fast line to London and Chappel and Wakes Colne Station approximately 1.5 miles away with services to London Liverpool Street in 1 hour.

The property is also close to the A12.

Description The property is set in open countryside at the end of a long driveway with full planning permission for equestrian use.

Lot 1 Portal frame redundant livestock building measuring 13.85m x 37.36m (517sqm approximately) with hardstanding. Planning permission granted to form internal stabling consisting of;

• 4 x timber stables

• Stallion service area

• Store room

• 2 x concrete block foaling boxes

• 6 x concrete block stables

• Handling area

• Tack room

• Feed Room Minor alterations to the above building has begun.

Store room (located next to the redundant livestock building) currently used for domestic storage.

Prior approval was granted for a Hay Barn measuring 18.2m x 12.2m and hardstanding (parking/turning area).

Planning permission granted for an all weather Manège measuring 25m x 50m.

Planning permission granted for Stud Manager's accommodation in the form of a mobile home.

Planning permission granted for minor extension of existing access track.

Approximately 0.79 hectares (2 acres) of grassland.

Lot 2

Approximately 6.1 hectares (15 acres) of grassland.

Lot 3

Approximately 6.1 hectares (15 acres) of grassland. The land comprising Lot 2 and Lot 3 has been used for grazing paddocks and hay making. The land benefits from mains water troughs.

Note: The vendor will consider an alternative split of the land which currently forms Lots 2 and 3.

Planning and other Permissions Permission for the development of the 'whole' site was gained at Appeal, reference APP/A1530/A/12/2181879, following refusal of planning application reference number 120484 (Colchester Borough Council), allowing the formation of a Stud Farm comprising a change of use of land and redundant livestock building to equestrian use, minor alterations to the building to form stabling, provision of a manège, minor extension to existing access track and the siting of a temporary mobile home for a Stud Farm Manager together with the diversion of a public footpath.

Please note the occupancy of the temporary mobile home is restricted to a person working at Meadow Green Farm with permission for the mobile home being limited to three years from 14 January 2013, with the opportunity to apply for an extension or a permanent dwelling thereafter, subject to planning.

The use of the site is limited to that solely of a Stud Farm.

The site had approval under permitted development for an agricultural hay barn and hardstanding, planning reference number 071677 (Colchester Borough Council) dated 1 August 2007. Condition number one of the decision notice states 'development shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission'. We understand construction of the barn was started within this timeframe but has not been completed. Interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries in this matter.

Rights of Way A right of way currently exists in favour of two neighbouring landowners over the access track. If the property is sold in lots it is proposed ownership of the track will be split into three with rights of way apportioned accordingly in addition to the two neighbouring landowner's rights.

Services (not tested) The property is provided with mains water and electric.

Local Authority

Colchester Borough Council, Town Hall, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1FL.

Tel: 01206 28 22 22

Directions From Fordham head west on Chapel Road, at the end turn right onto Vernons Road which goes into Mount Bures Road and the property is on the right hand side after Goodwins Farm.

Viewing Strictly by appointment with the selling agent Acorus.

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